October 16, 2012

October Jewelry Design Challenge: Let the Voting Begin

All submissions are in for the Haunted House Design Challenge & one lucky designer will win valuable prizes. We hope their jewelry designs inspire you to try Halloween Charms from Nina Designs and to submit your creations in upcoming Design Challenges. Be sure to look at our Design Calendar to prepare for upcoming challenges. We host one per month. Each with awesome prizes – like handpicked selections of charms, or gift certificates & shopping sprees.

Here’s this month’s inspiration & painting:

The submissions are shown below with titles and inspiration. Use the Polling Form at the bottom to cast your vote.  Which one is your favorite?

Voting ends on Sunday, October 21 at midnight.

Title: Haunted Shades of Gray
I was immediately inspired by the multiple shades of gray in the fascinating old house.. pulled into my piece with the frosted gray glass beads accented by the the burnt orange rounds (could they be pumpkins?) or the perfect harvest moon bead. See the cat looking out the window and the bats flying overhead? Of course the attic is littered with skulls and other scarey artifacts……enjoy.


Title: Halloween Bracelet

Inspiration – I absolutely love Halloween, and the way it brings out the child in people. So quickly we move through our days, and forget the little joys! I wanted to design a piece that I could wear, and be continually reminded to keep the delight in this season!
The silver pieces are all from Nina, and bring the quality and theme I wanted to have as the foundation. The bronze and copper pieces are hand cut and stamped, so they reflect the personal, whimsical feel I was trying to achieve. The colors also seemed fitting for the changing seasons!


Title: Elegant Rocker

INSPIRATION: The cinder blocks holding up the front of the house remind me of the Jolly Roger (tiny skull).

I selected the swirl Bali bead because it reminds me of the movement and feeling of the wind…like the leaves swirling around by the top of the haunted house.  I textured the metal to look worn like the house..The design is in all gray with different hues…providing the same feeling of the house and the sky…

The rope links next to the skull make a jingle sound…like old keys or old bones..:)

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